The Final Submission should take the form of a 3,000- to 3,500-word Business Report to the organisation’s management team. A business report is a functional piece of writing usually written to communicate a recommendation for change with the appropriate rationale, illustrations and evidence.
Throughout this course, you have been designing a new structure for your company in order to boost its competitiveness, sustainability and resilience. Your report must include your plan for restructuring the organisation, and the reasons why the areas you identified should be redesigned and restructured.
Some business reports can be as short as a single page and rather informal. Your report, however, will have 3,000-3,500 words and should be written in standard business English that favours ease of comprehension. Note that, in general, your sentences and paragraphs will be shorter compared to standard academic English. It is also perfectly acceptable to use bullet points in your Business Report to get your point across concisely; unlike in academic writing.
Use the research from your Week 5 literature review as well as the theoretical foundations of this course to strengthen your arguments and move beyond subjective opinions. You are also encouraged to support your arguments and analyses with visuals, such as charts and diagrams.
Business reports do not have a set number of sections, but make sure you do clearly delineate and label your sections with appropriate headings. As a guide, some sections that most reports tend to include are Executive Summary, Introduction, Findings, Recommendations and Conclusion.
Simply put, make it concise, to the point and convincing. Try to write with a specific audience in mind, and try as best as you can to generate a genuine buy-in. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy yourself.
To prepare for this Assignment:
• Reflect on the feedback you received on the proposal you wrote in Week 1, the analysis from Week 3, and the literature review from Week 5.
• Review the assessment criteria found in the Module Project grading rubric, accessible from the “Rubrics” button.
• It is recommended you look over the Business Report Help Sheet from University of Melbourne.
Teece, D. J., G. Pisano, & A. Shuen, (1997) ‘Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management’, Strategic Management Journal, 18(7) pp. 509-533